Hawaii

WAIMEA AND NA PALI DRIVING TOUR

DurationDuration 6-8 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Tour Stops 19
$19.99

Description

Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Coast are two of the most scenic locations in all of Hawaii. This tour will guide you through the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” until you reach the Na Pali overlook to view landscapes hundreds of thousands of years in the making. Kauai’s rugged terrain will come to life as we share stories and legends along the way

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Stop for local Kauai coffee
•⁠ Hike in Waimea Canyon
•⁠ Hike to Waipo’o Waterfall (difficult)
•⁠ Visit Koke'e Lodge & Museum
•⁠ Take in views of the Na Pali Coast
•⁠ Visits artsy town of Hanapepe & Swinging Bridge

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Past Lawai outside of Poipu
Direction: Clockwise loop, ending where you began

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Tour Stops

Preview Audio

Intro to Tour
Turn left to Kauai Coffee
Hanapepe Town & Port Allen
Russian Fort
Turn Left to Exit Russian Fort
The Grand Canyon of the Pacific
Iliau Nature Loop
Return from Waimea Canyon Lookout
Koke'e Lodge & Museum
Return Trip
Pull over for Naupaka
Return to Waimea Canyon Lookout
Captain James Cook
Ni'ihau - the Forbidden Island
Return from Menehune Ditch
Hanapepe Town
Hanapepe Swinging Bridge
KOA TREES

Tour FAQs

The tour begins just past Lawai outside of Poipu and travels clockwise ending at Kalalau Lookout. Don’t worry, we will guide you back to Poipu the same way you came with stories and music along the way. 


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour!

  • Kauai Coffee
  • Waimea Canyon
  • Iliau Nature Loop
  • Waimea Canyon Lookout
  • Canyon Trail 
  • Waipo'o Waterfall View and Hike (hike needs advance preparation -- see itinerary below)
  • Pihea Trail 
  • Koke'e Lodge & Museum
  • Kalalau Lookout 
  • Waimea Town
  • Hanapepe Swinging Bridge

For help planning your day check out our Waimea Canyon and Na Pali suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Raincoat or umbrella, this side of the island can be wet and muddy
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit & sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)

How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 

  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s Waimea Canyon & Na Pali Tour 
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • $5.00 per person: Local snack
  • $5.00: Parking at Waimea Canyon (credit cards are accepted)

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

No, this tour can only be done in one direction.


Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


Mahalo,

Shaka Guide

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